THE AMERICAN HEAD GEAR OF WWII -
The field gear used by the armed forces during WWII saw several advancements in its design and functionality. At the
start of the war the US armed forces were poorly prepared. Much of the equipment was WWI vintage, cumbersome to use
and more fitting for a horse mounted army than a mechanized unit.
American inginuity at work produced new materials and designs. Items such as camouflaged backpacks and waterproofing were
introduced. Newer and better radio equipment was also employed. Experimental plastic canteens and paratrooper gear were
This page is dedicated to the study of some of the field gear from the period. Information provided
allows the user to identify WWII US gear and find out the value of the collectables. Helping to
answer two fundamental questions: What do I have? and How much is it worth?
This service is provided free of charge to the visitor/enthusiast courtesy of
a company dedicated to the preservation of military history and to providing quality
military antiques and collectibles to museums, institutions and the general public.